"I thought [destroying Syria's nuclear reactor] would reassert the kind of authority and influence we had back in '03 when we took down Saddam Hussein and eliminated Iraq as a potential source of WMD. Condi was on the wrong side of all those issues so we had significant issues."
-- Dick Cheney, on wanting to bomb Syria.
For the record, Israel ended up taking out the Syrian reactor.
Ms. Rice argued for diplomacy before going to the United Nations.
In his autobiography, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, Mr. Cheney wrote that he was the "lone voice" for bombing the Middle Eastern nation without provocation.
When contacted by ForeignPolicy.com, Ms. Rice commented, "The situation turned out exactly how it should have."
Dick Cheney: the only person in the world who could make Condoleezza Rice sympathetic.
It remains a shock that Dick Cheney left the Vice-Presidency with a 16% approval rating. How in the world did he get that 16%?
Yet one thing remains impressive about Dick Cheney -- how one man can be so completely wrong so consistently about so many important things.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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